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In Good Company

Don Burrows and James Morrison

CD  |  Jazz  |  20 Nov 2015


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ABC Jazz is proud to present the final album from one of Australia’s greatest musicians, Don Burrows, playing with his finest pupil, the legendary James Morrison.

In Good Company – released here for the first time – documents an afternoon in the studio with Don and James, and represents a golden opportunity to witness these two brilliant musicians ‘jamming together’. In typically virtuosic style, they each play three instruments (Don on alto flute, clarinet and alto saxophone, James on trombone, bass trumpet and trumpet), accompanied by Phil Stack on acoustic bass. The recording showcases the intimacy of their duet, and the musical wit and invention that has seen them become two of the world’s most celebrated musicians over the past decades.

Don Burrows has performed with luminaries including Stéphane Grapelli, Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Oscar Peterson and many more. He was the first Australian jazz artist to reach Gold record status, and for six years during the 1980s he fronted The Don Burrows Collection on ABC TV. It was while he was teaching at the NSW Conservatorium of Music that he discovered the young virtuoso James Morrison, immediately including James in his band and kick-starting the career of the man who has taken on Don’s mantle as Australia’s most loved, renowned and dynamic jazz musician. The pair remain deeply close to this day: Don is a part of the Morrison family, so much so that James’ children refer to him as ‘GranDon’!

In this deluxe edition, In Good Company is accompanied by a bonus disc of recordings from their early years together – including a live recording from the Sydney Opera House, and the first-ever release on CD of ‘Essa Cara’, a Brazilian tune written by Don and recorded live in 1982.

Title: In Good Company

Format: CD

Release Date: 20 Nov 2015

Artist: Don Burrows and James Morrison

Sku: 2304971

Catalogue No: 4760729

Category: Jazz



1. (You’d Be So) Easy to Love (Cole Porter)

2. A Day in the Life of a Fool (Manhã de Carnaval) (Antônio Carlos Jobim / Vinícius de Moraes)

3. I Fall in Love Too Easily (Jule Styne / Sammy Cahn)

4. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone (Sam H. Stept / Sidney Clare)

5. I Thought About You (Jimmy Van Heusen / Johnny Mercer)

6. The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else) (Isham Jones / Gus Kahn)

7. Teach Me Tonight (Gene De Paul / Sammy Cahn)

8. What’s New? (Bob Haggart / Johnny Burke)


1. Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie / Maceo Pinkard)

2. Donna Lee (Miles Davis)

3. The 6th Variation (J.S. Bach arr. Don Burrows)

4. Honeysuckle Rose (Fats Waller / Andy Rasaf)

5. Lace Embrace (Evan Lohning)

6. Squeeze Me (Clarence Williams / Fats Waller)

7. Basin Street Blues (Spencer Williams)

8. There Will Never Be Another You (Harry Warren / Mack Gordon)

9. Satin Doll (Duke Ellington / Billy Strayhorn)

10. Essa Cara (Don Burrows)